Books by Memoir & Autobiography
Drinking with Miss Dutchie: A Memoir (2011)
3.26 of 5 Votes: 1
Normally I avoid dog books because of the inevitable ending. This book starts with the loss and then weaves together 12 beautiful years with a very special black lab who changed his outlook on life and freed him from addictions. Although I couldn't identify with alcoholism, I was right with him...
The Ghost Horse: A True Story of Love, Death, and Redemption (2013)
3.65 of 5 Votes: 5
I have never heard of Tim Snyder or Lisa's Booby Trap until now. What a wonderful story. I love a feel good story that just warms the heart and leaves me with a big smile on my face. This is what this book did for me. Mr. Snyder and Lisa's Booby Trap needed each other but did not know it until th...
A Confederate Girl's Diary (1913)
3.75 of 5 Votes: 5
This first-hand account of the life of a Confederate girl is both interesting and a very informative source of historical facts. As a "Yankee" myself, I have tended to hear mostly "Northern" accounts of the way certain battles were fought and either won or lost. This book actually gave me a chanc...
I Sit All Amazed: The Extraordinary Power of a Mother's Love (2011)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 3
Steve Mikita's story is essentially a tribute to his devoted mother and a testimony of the enabling power of the Atonement. I was inspired by his mother's tireless devotion to her son's physical, emotional, spiritual and educational care. She simply would not give up on her son and his potentia...
Autobiography of a Wardrobe (2008)
2.79 of 5 Votes: 1
Honestly, this book is rather dull. Still, it made me think about my wardrobe and what it says about me...mainly it says "frumpy housewife with no style". I'll have to work on that! I think there are two reasons I liked the book though, one is the fact that the wardrobe is the narrator which I...
Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself: A Memoir (2014)
3.14 of 5 Votes: 4
I read this book, because I heard Eileen Rockefeller speak on a panel discussion of ¨Descendants¨ at a book festival. All three women on the panel were descendants of famous fathers. I expected Eileen to be one of those ¨culture snob¨ rich ladies. Instead she came across as a very spiritual, warm...
Any Day a Beautiful Change: A Story of Faith and Family (2012)
4.4 of 5 Votes: 2
I think it was the psychologist Carl Rogers who said something like "that which is most personal is most universal," and this was the phrase that kept running through my mind as I read Katherine's memoir. Her story of ministry, marriage, and motherhood is beautifully told, even (or especially) wh...
Swingland: Between the Sheets of the Secretive, Sometimes Messy, but Always Adventurous Swinging Lifestyle (2013)
3.47 of 5 Votes: 2
I read this book purely for entertainment reasons, and it did not disappoint. I felt myself laughing out loud numerous times, and equally as many times with my jaw dropping in...astonishment? Is that the right word? I'm sure a lot of people are secretly curious about what it would be like to take...
Hope Will Find You: My Search for the Wisdom to Stop Waiting and Start Living (2010)
4.24 of 5 Votes: 5
I first found Rabbi Levy's writing in Talking to God, a series of prayers and passages that the Rabbi wrote for all manner of situations. This came into play at a period of my life when prayer was introduced to me. Hope will find you is a journey through a dark period of the Rabbi's life; this is...
The Wagon and Other Stories from the City (2010)
3 of 5 Votes: 3
This book caught my attention because it sounded like it would be interesting to learn of the insights of a Chicago cop going about his day, doing his job, and finding meaning in those experiences. I expected a collection of stories, some humorous, others tragic, and an honest critique on societ...
Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things (2014)
4.3 of 5 Votes: 1
Sara's honesty and window to her heart is beautifully penned to encourage all to look for the goodness of God in every situation. I really appreciate how she points her readers to scripture rather than her journal pages. Tears streamed in joy as I learned the news of God's long awaited blessing...
Working with UNIX Processes (2000)
4.07 of 5 Votes: 5
خوبیش اینه که به جای زبان سی، مفاهیم پردازه‌ها رو با زبان روبی توضیح می‌ده. اینطوری کم‌تر وقت آدم درگیر جزئیات پیاده سازی زبان سی می‌شه و بیشتر به مفاهیم تکیه می‌کنه تا مسائل پیاده سازی.خوبه قبل از کتاب Linux Advanced Programming خونده بشه. It's difficult for me to identify the target audience fo...
A Gift from Brittany (2008)
3.87 of 5 Votes: 2
i loved this book. it's been a few months since i read it. but the friendship between the young foreigner and the older peasant woman is one you will never forget. there could have been a clash of cultures, but instead there was a wonderful sharing of themselves and their cultures. the friend...
God Has Better Things to do Than My Laundry (and Other Observations by an Overly Dramatic Mom) (2012)
3.69 of 5 Votes: 2
I love people who can make everyday events funny. Heather has that ability. She reminded me of myself so many times but if I were to tell the story everyone would have tuned me out!This is not the type of book that called me to read it cover to cover as quickly as possible. It is a collection,...
Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story (2014)
4.22 of 5 Votes: 1
I've read several books by Rick Bragg & I've always enjoyed his writing. His family background makes him perfect to bring the family & area Jerry Lee grew up in to life. No doubt Jerry Lee is crazy, but Rick Bragg helps us understand how & why. Recommended to those who have an interest in the ...